Kitchen cabinets are the center of attention for most kitchen lovers. When they are properly cared for, they make us feel so proud when we open one of the doors to take out or put in that curry spice of pasta sauce.
Kitchen cabinets can get messy when grease is built over a long period of time. Oil splashes and grimy buildup may not be as striking as spills and stains, but, left untreated, still add to the dirt in the kitchen, and can damage wood cabinets if left for too long.
Use a mild soap solution
Wake up those dirty looking cabinets with a mild dish soap. Make a simple solution of 1 tablespoon liquid soap and 1 cup warm water. The soap will remove oils and the warm water will help it to be more powerful in breaking down grease and dried up food particles. Use a clean hand towel to scrub the solution onto cabinets, following the grain of the wood. Use a moist sponge to remove the soap and dry with a microfibre cloth.
2. Baking Soda Paste
For tougher oil spots and grease, try this baking soda paste. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with half tablespoon dish soap and a half cup of warm water. Once you have your paste, take a rag (microfiber cloths are the best!) and gently work a small amount of the cleaning solution onto your cabinet in circular motions. Once you feel like you’ve removed all the grime, rinse off the cabinet with another warm wet rag. Then dry with a nice dry microfiber towel. Let it air dry for an hour and then apply your choice of furniture polish.
Vinegar: This is a popular cleaning agent and a very good sanitizer for a lot of surfaces. But wood surfaces are not one of the best places to use vinegar or any forms of vinegar solutions. It is popularly published on many cleaning channels and on websites all over the internet that vinegar can be used on wood surfaces. Springtime cottage had some advice from a woodworker and who stated that vinegar is acidic and causes damage to wooden surfaces. It is a harsh substance for the wood itself and slowly destroys most wood finishes.